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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by beerpirates on 03-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
58
Ratings:
281
pDev:
9.07%
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best before 9/2015.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic fruity hop presence that makes this one super easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and consistently eft a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of lemony and spicy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of yeast.
T: Like te smell, the taste has flavors of lemon citrus hops, pale malts and spices along with some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness.
O: The lemony aromas and flavors make this an interesting version of Duvel, although it doesn't seem to have as much complexity as the other tripel hop versions.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 12/2015. Pours light hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger foamy and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, floral, grass, herbal, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, white grape, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, floral, grass, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great complexity and balance of hop, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Ommegang yesterday afternoon.Poured in a tulip glass a lightly hazed lemon color with a nice looking sticky bone white head atop.Aromas were herbal and grassy with mild yeasty esters with a bit of lightly toasted grain.Great hop complexity on the palate,very "green" and herbal,with some sharp spiciness,and citric notes,the malt backbone was dry and the yeast was there but not overly heavy handed.This was one of the better BIPA's I have had,very hop complex.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark-yellow to golden, hazy, nice foam and lacing.
Smells of flowerblossoms, hay, lemon rind and green grass.
Like the 2012, there's big citrus, but mostly lemon and lime zest, bringing a lot of crispness; very low acidic fruit and peach. Some tropical coconut coming through, this is new for me. A nuke of green herbal notes follows, with lemongrass, pinecones, sage, green grass and hay, and fresh tobacco leaf, but also some green spices like some low dill, parsley and coriander. Malts are very light, grainy. Hoppy finish is really something, with the Sorachi Ace blending with the Saaz, resulting in a metallic and exotic bitterness, extremely dry and intense. Wow. And again, really rough.
Mouthfeel is fizzy, just enough, like the usual Duvel. Alcohol lingers now, with the dry and crisp herbs.
The 2012 Duvel Tripel Hop was a twist on the classic recipe, but thus 2013 was a tornado. The classic Belgian pale Duvel mixed with Japanese dry hops and German noble hops results in (almost) the best Belgian IPA i've ever had.

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3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cL bottle direct from Belgium. Thanks Caleb!

The beer is hazy straw yellow with a towering white head. Ample lacing coats the walls of the glass. The aroma brings floral hops, lemons, hops, yeast. Fantastic. Hints of coconut. Finishing dry with lingering hop bitterness. Sorachi Ace hops are showcased beautifully. Lemongrass, floral notes, coconut, yeast, a hint of warming alcohol. Delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A truly perfect looking Belgian pale in a glass I have to admit. Crystal clear, lemon and green gold body color, with a roaring middle column of fire in the middle of the glass, like a demon spawning from hell. Frothy, soapy, and big shampoo bubbles three fingers with lots of retention and soapy clumping. Great cascading bubbles along the side in white flecks, and clumps of frothy lacing. Yup, I'd say this doesn't look any better.

Interesting nose. Farmhouse like senses, but with a classic grass hinting hop. Sweetness is quite hidden with hardly any sense of sucrose. Hop angle seems a bit muted but it does squeek out some pleasurable spicy tones.

Real nice sharp palate. Crisp finish with a mild funk sense but doesn't quite seem to be brett. Very nice controlled and sharp bitter hop angle, finishing with grass and spices. A little bit of oily sense and crispness matched in with a boozy warmth. Champagne crispness and playful carbonation making everything just pop on the palate.

Belgians Americanizing their beer? Considering I find ordinary Duvel kind of boring, I say if results come out like this more power to them. Even without the lemongrass freshness I expect from Sorachi missing here, you just made a beer better I say!

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 OZ bottle, $5.99 (!) per bottle at Whole Foods Bowery, NYC. Clearly - no bargain...
Best before dating of 09 2015. But why would you sit on such a hop forward beer?

Pours lightly hazed lemony lighter amber. The huge head pretty quickly goes to a frothy film and leaves nice looking fine and scattered lace.

Sweet ripe fruits and some lemon on the nose.

So tasty, so fresh tasting and so dry and hoppy. Citric, fruity, Belgian yeast infused. Quality all the way, with spiced up hops, yeast and citric notes creating a boldly flavorful and complex offering.

The price is prohabitive, but all Belgian IPA lovers and hop heads must give this a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always open to trying a new beer from Duvel Moortgat.

Pours clear with a thin off-white head. Flavor is sweet. Minimal hop spices. More so as the aftereffect lingers in my mouth. There seems to be what seems vaguely similar to a pear flavor here; it's probably a different fruit that I am reminded of but can't remember the name of. Overall it is very crisp. Another nice brew from a brewery that I expect no less from.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another hoppy masterpiece from Duvel. Very sharp and piney, crisp, clear and golden. Adequate creamy head. But for this one, it’s all about the hops, and they come through in spades. The hops bitterness really shines, without being overpowering. Very, very good showcase for hops

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 281 ratings
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